Fudge is a type of candy similar to butter caramels. It can come in a wide range of flavors. You can buy vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, coffee, nut, orange… You can get inspiration, for example, on the page dedicated to recipes for 25 different fudge varieties. The treat likely originated in the United States, with its creation dating back to the late 19th century. In Europe, however, you can easily find fudge in United Kingdom.
Fudge is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk, which are heated to a temperature of approximately 116 °C (240 °F). Monitoring the temperature and stirring the mixture is very important, if not adhered to, the sweetness can easily become too crumbly or on the contrary too hard once cooled.
I couldn’t resist buying a package of cream-flavored fudge prepared in honor of the coronation of Charles III. One 150 g (5.3 oz) package cost 2.5 GBP (approximately 3 EUR) and the candy disappeared immediately.
If you haven’t tried fudge, give it a taste. Maybe you’ll even travel across the ocean to get them.